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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

She's gone 2,000 miles ...

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Edna Benson, age 95
(Photo courtesy of Scandinavian Living Center)

NEWTON

At 95, Edna Benson is getting more exercise than most people half her age.

Many days, she walks nearly 2 miles, or 26 rotations around the courtyard at the Scandinavian Living Center, the assisted living center in West Newton where she lives.

Recently, she reached her major five-year goal -- logging 2,000 miles on her walker.

Edna's commitment to fitness has already made her a local celebrity. When she hit 1,500 miles in 2005, she was featured on Channel 5's ``Chronicle'' program.

-- Erica Noonan

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